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TRAM: British and Australian (American usually streetcar also trolley) noun [C]
An electric vehicle that transports people, usually in cities, and goes along metal tracks in the road. (Taken from the Cambridge English Dictionary)

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In a change of format for 2005 BRITISH TRAMS ONLINE are proud to publish a brief review of the tram events of 2005. Not every event from the past year is covered and some of the photos aren't exactly earth shattering news but every photo on the following eight pages have never been seen on BRITISH TRAMS ONLINE! Thanks to all the regular contributors who have let their photos on the site during 2005, some of which are featured here!

Blackpool Images 1 | Blackpool Images 2 | Blackpool Images 3 | Blackpool Images 4/Crich Images 1 | Crich Images 2/Trampower |
Croydon & DLR Images | Manchester & Midland Metro Images | NET & Sheffield Images

One of two all over adverts revealed in Croydon was this design on 2551 back in March 2005 for Energy Efficiency - which covered only about one quarter of the tram. It is seen at East Croydon on 16 March 2005.
Photo: Gareth Prior
The big event of 2005 in Croydon was the eventual opening of the controversial Centrale stop in December. This stop has caused debate for a while now and a new timetable is required to ensure smooth operation of the service eventually, as is a new tram. 2553 is seen in the stop in this view.
Photo: Peter Courtenay
The big event on the DLR was the opening in early December of the extension to King George V via the London City Airport. In this view we see the King George V station complete with a double unit waiting for the next service.
Photo: Peter Courtenay
Another view on the City Airport extension. A two car unit approaches King George V.
Photo: Peter Courtenay